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The Human Resources Development Directorate did outstanding work by contributing to the realisation of the objective of building a caring government department.
Four Adult Basic Education and Training programmes, involving over 60 workers, were implemented during the financial year under review.
To further build a pool of potential targets for employment within the department, especially for the scarce skills category, we exceeded the provincial target of taking 8 percent of the total departmental personnel as interns by enrolling 14,7 percent.
Also of critical importance, the vacancy rate was reduced from 23 percent to 15 percent during the year, despite the fact that the department had grown in size by 44 percent.
Through the work of this directorate, we also created a middle management forum, not only for preparing and training the second layer of leadership, but also to increase the department's participative management capacity.
Through our Transformation Branch, we also have notched significant success in relation to employment equity with well over 60 percent of managers coming from the previously disadvantaged racial groupings of our society.